Dec 18, 2012 6:30pm PST
, the gun debate in america is bubbling back up to the surface. one american politicians said the tragedy could have been prevented if the school principal had a weapon of her own. >> i wish to god she have had an m-4 in her office so she could have pulled it out and she did not have to lunch heroically with nothing in her hands, but she takes him out. >> there are also signs public opinion is turning in favor of tighter restrictions. polls show half of americans now favor stricter gun control laws. before the massacre in newtown, it was 42%. even some longtime supporters of gun rights have joined the cause. >> as an nra member, i believe enough is enough. we need to come to the table and end up with appropriate restrictions. >> senator dianne feinstein, democrat of california, has pledged to introduce legislation early next year to ban certain assault weapons, but the powerful gun lobby is almost certain to make it difficult to get such a powerful bill through congress. >> the german president is in cobble on his second visit -- on the second day of his visit to afghanistan -- in kabul.
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm PST
be staying largely dry. finally, let's go over to the americas, then. it's going to be a very busy travel week because a christmas holiday is coming up next week. unfortunately, many drivers may run into hazardous conditions due to heavy snow. we have a winter storm affecting the four corners region with snow as well as howling winds. the system will quickly intensify and head toward the northeast. these conditions are likely across parts of kangs cancel and colorado, and snow will also spread into the upper midwestern states from your wednesday night. as much as 50 centimeters of snow is likely in wisconsin. and to the south severe thunderstorms will be wrapped around the central and southern mississippi river valley. even tornadoes are not out of the question. staying dry in western texas, but that is raising the risk of wildfires. and up toward the northeast snow showers are ongoing in southern quebec, the atlantic canada as well as new england states. temperatures are looking like this, and i will leave you now with your extended forecast. ♪ ♪ >>> that's all for this edition of "n